category: american

Call for Papers - Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism (20 January 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Brigham Young University
contact email: 
byucriterion@gmail.com

Criterion seeks original, well-researched, and intellectually rigorous essays written from diverse critical perspectives and about texts from any time period or literary tradition.

Rapture erotica / dystopian literature for After NAFTA: Contemporary North American Dystopian Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Gisele Baxter, Brett Josef Grubisc, Tara Lee, eds.
contact email: 
brett.grubisic.ubc.ca

The editors of After NAFTA are seeking ONE additional submission for an essay collection to be published by Wilfrid Laurier University Press in 2012.

Edited Collection PHILIP ROTH: TRANSATLANTIC PERSPECTIVES

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Velichka D. Ivanova
contact email: 
velichka.ivanova@iufm.unistra.fr

Abstracts due December 1, 2011 (500 words; please include contact info and short bio)
Final essays due by 10 August 2012 (4,000-5,000 words)

[UPDATE - ABSTRACT EXTENSION] Novelty, Game-Changing, and Genre-Breaking - October 28-29, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
University of Florida English Graduate Organization
contact email: 
ufl.ego@gmail.com

Nothing New Under the Sun?
Novelty, Game-Changing, and Genre-Breaking

2011 University of Florida English Graduate Organization Conference

October 28-29, 2011, at the University of Florida

CFP: Marxism and New Media Conference at Duke University, January 20 & 21, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Duke University Program in Literature
contact email: 
marxismandnewmedia@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS / CALL FOR PROJECTS: MARXISM AND NEW MEDIA
http://literature.duke.edu/marxism-and-new-media-conference
DUKE UNIVERSITY PROGRAM IN LITERATURE (DURHAM, NC)
JANUARY 20 & 21, 2012

[UPDATE] Poetry Communities and the Individual Talent (April 6-7, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Jonathan Fedors and Katie L. Price / Department of English, University of Pennsylvania
contact email: 
poetry.communities@gmail.com

Poetry Communities and the Individual Talent
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
April 6-7, 2012

Reflections and transfigurations: tradapting and performing Shakespeare today. 26-27 April 2012, University of Toulouse, France.

full name / name of organization: 
ART. University of Toulouse Le Mirail
contact email: 
nrivere@univ-tlse2.fr

CFP: Reflections and transfigurations: tradapting and performing Shakespeare today. 26-27 April 2012, University of Toulouse, France.

Shakespeare and Performance (January 31, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Early Modern Studies Journal (EMSJ) formally Early English Studies (EES)
contact email: 
Amy Tigner: altigner@gmail.com

The 2012 volume will focus on "Shakespeare and Performance." We are interested in articles that consider any aspect of performance in historical or contemporary productions of Shakespeare and his cont

ANZASA Biennial Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Australia and New Zealand American Studies Association
contact email: 
h.emmett@uq.edu.au

The Biennial Conference of the Australian and New Zealand American Studies Association will be hosted by the University of Queensland’s Cultural History Project, in Brisbane, Australia, from 3-7 Jul

[UPDATE] Mennonite/s Writing VI: Solos and Harmonies

full name / name of organization: 
Kirsten Beachy/Eastern Mennonite University
contact email: 
beachyk@emu.edu

Proposals for scholarly papers, creative writing presentations, and panels are sought for the sixth in a series of conferences on Mennonite writing in the U.S., Canada, and beyond to be held at Easter

Mennonite/s Writing VI: Solos and Harmonies

full name / name of organization: 
Kirsten Beachy/Eastern Mennonite University
contact email: 
kirsten.beachy@gmail.com

Proposals for scholarly papers, creative writing presentations, and panels are sought for the sixth in a series of conferences on Mennonite writing in the U.S., Canada, and beyond to be held at Eastern Mennonite University

Enduring Barbarism: Heroic Fantasy from the Bronze Age to the Internet

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Jonas Prida/ College of St. Joseph
contact email: 
jprida@csj.edu

The inaugural popular culture conference will be held at the College of St. Joseph, located in Rutland, Vermont, April 13th-14th, 2012.

Enduring Barbarism: Heroic Fantasy from the Bronze Age to the Internet

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Jonas Prida/ College of St. Joseph
contact email: 
jprida@csj.edu

The inaugural popular culture conference will be held at the College of St. Joseph, located in Rutland, Vermont, April 13th-14th, 2012.

The Global Checkpoint: 'Rights' of Passage, Performances of Sovereignty

full name / name of organization: 
ACLA - American Comparative Literature Association Convention, 2012; David A. Fieni, Karim Mattar (seminar organizers)
contact email: 
daf232@cornell.edu; karim.mattar@ell.ox.ac.uk

This seminar will consider and develop critical approaches to the administration of space and the ritualized regulation of flows of people and goods in the contemporary world.

DHSI Colloquium June 4-8 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Digital Humanities Summer Institute
contact email: 
dhsicolloquium2012@easychair.org

With apologies for cross-posting,

DHSI Colloquium, 5-8 June 2012

The DHSI Colloquium showcases new and emerging, innovative and engaging work of those at DHSI.

Nabokov Panels and/or Individual papers for Literature Since 1900 Conference Louisville, KY Feb 23-25 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Marianne Cotugno for Nabokov Society
contact email: 
mcotugno@muohio.edu

Seeking full panels or individual papers addressing Vladimir Nabokov for the panel sponsored by the Nabokov Society at the Literature Since 1900 Conference in Louisville, KY from Feb 23 - 25, 2012.

CFP: Children's/Yound Adult Literature and Culture - SW/TX PCA/ACA (12/1/11; 2/8-11/12)

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association Conference
contact email: 
gypsyscholar@rgv.rr.com

Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association Conference
February 8 – 11, 2012
Albuquerque, NM
http://www.swtxpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: December 1, 2011

The Brothel and the Factory: Staging Immigration and Women’s Labor; 3-4 Feb. 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Theatre Graduate Syndicate/The Ohio State University Dept. of Theatre
contact email: 
syndicate.osu@gmail.com

The OSU Dept of Theatre and its student graduate organization, The Theatre Graduate Syndicate, seek submissions for its fourth annual symposium. Deadline for Submissions: Dec. 16, 2011

Violence and Representation

full name / name of organization: 
Jaclyn Simon (University of Southern California), Ricardo Wilson (University of Southern California)
contact email: 
jaclynsi@usc.ecu, rawilson@usc.edu

Call for Proposals: PSFG/ATHE 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Performance Studies Focus Group - Association for Theatre in Higher Education
contact email: 
megan.shea@nyu.edu

Call for Proposals: PSFG/ATHE 2012

Civil War and Recon. Area, PCA-ACA Conference, Boston April 11-14, 2012 Proposals due Dec 15, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Civil War and Reconstruction Area, Popular Culture/American Culture Associations
contact email: 
randal.allred@byuh.edu

Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference 2012 April 11-14, 2012 Boston, Massachusetts

CALL FOR PAPERS:

The American Civil War and Reconstruction

Call for Proposals: Performance Studies Focus Group/ATHE 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Performance Studies Focus Group, Association of Theatre in Higher Education
contact email: 
megan.shea@nyu.edu

Call for Proposals: PSFG/ATHE 2012

Conference on the Sowell Collection, April 24-26, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Sowell Family Collection in Literature, Community and the Natural World
contact email: 
andrew.husband@ttu.edu

Created through the generous support of former Texas Tech University Regent James Sowell, the Sowell Family Collection in Literature, Community and the Natural World houses the personal papers of the

36th Comparative Drama Conference, March 29-31, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Comparative Drama Conference, Text and Presentation
contact email: 
cdc@stevenson.edu

Abstract Submission Deadline: 3 December 2011

Music and Crisis -- Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Music
contact email: 
musicandcrisis@gmail.com

Music and Crisis

5th CISM Biennial Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference
April 14-15, 2012

[REMINDER] Writing Queerly - Abstracts due 9/30

full name / name of organization: 
Jess Lewis-Turner
contact email: 
jlewturn@temple.edu

Call for papers for a panel on 'writing queerly' at the NEMLA 2011 convention in Rochester, NY, held March 15-18.

Westerns and the West (PCA/ACA 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Helen M. Lewis
contact email: 
Helen.Lewis@witcc.edu

Westerns and the West Area of the Popular Culture Association
PCA/ACA 2012 National Convention
Wednesday, April 11 – Saturday, April 14, 2012
Boston, Massachusetts

"Representing Violence and Writing of Disaster" October 21-22

full name / name of organization: 
Western Illinois University English Graduate Student Organization Conference
contact email: 
jjt131@msstate.edu

The Western Illinois University English Graduate Student Organization conference invites scholarly papers to join a panel on violence in literature and/or film.

Frontiers and Borders (March 9-11, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduate Student Association, Oklahoma State University
contact email: 
osuegsa@gmail.com

Oklahoma State University English Graduate Conference:
Frontiers and Borders

5th CISM Biennial Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference: Music and Crisis, April 14-15, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Shari Sanders / Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Music at the University of California, Santa Barbara
contact email: 
musicandcrisis@gmail.com

The UCSB Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Music (CISM) seeks submissions for the 2012 Music and Crisis Graduate Conference to be held at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Festivals and Faires

full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Association
contact email: 
DrKTKorolEvans@yahoo.com

The Festivals & Faires Area of the Popular Culture Association welcomes submissions for the 2012 PCA/ACA conference in Boston, MA (April 11-14, 2011) on any festival or faire—modern or historical.

[Update]: CFP - The Apocalypse in Literature and Film (October 1, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
The journal _LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory_
contact email: 
litjourn@yahoo.com

Alien invasion, viral outbreak, nuclear holocaust, the rise of the machines, the flood, the second coming, the second ice age—these are just a few of the ways human beings have imagined their “end

Fashionable Queens : Body – Power – Gender [Proceedings] - Abstracts due Dec. 15, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Department of English / Department of Sociology (University of Vienna)
contact email: 
eugenie.theuer@univie.ac.at

The present call for papers is a follow-up to the two-day symposium on Fashionable Queens: Body, Power Gender held at the University of Vienna in December 2010.

Call For Submissions: Internationally Read Magazine Publishing Poetry, Flash Fiction, Short Stories, and Creative Non-Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
A Few Lines Magazine
contact email: 
JFoster.Editor@gmail.com

A Few Lines Magazine: An Underground Collective of Individual Expression

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Minor Moderns in American Literature (Mardi Gras Conf. at LSU)

full name / name of organization: 
EGSA Mardi Gras Conference at LSU
contact email: 
mitchfrye@gmail.com

Even though critics have worked hard to expand and democratize the canon of modernist American literature, it is the major authors, major texts, and major characters who, predictably, continue to hog

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